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I’m Making Things… Lots of Things!

Posted Sep 11 2012 9:22am

I’ve been a super busy bee, and much of it is completely random. Erick and I have been working our butts off to get moved into Grammy’s house, and it’s been a very long, arduous process – filled with loads of “when it rains, it pours” (and fills up the basement with water) type problems.

Once one thing’s fixed, another problem arises. Could be something as simple as the handle falling off the screen door, or something as serious as a poorly done wiring problem that now needs to be re-done.

In the interim, now that we’re in the house, I’ve been working on some new polymer clay projects…

Of course, what you probably don’t know yet is that there’s just one really, super important, awesomest-thing-I-ever-made that’s still finishing up…

Yay! We’re having a baby! And she’ll be here before we know it, so despite the fact that I can barely move, we’re working on readying her room and getting things in order. Hopefully she’ll be here sooner rather than later, but no later than Oct 2! :)

Seriously, though – pretty much all I’m capable of at this point is working on websites and with my clay at the kitchen counter, since much of everything else is still packed away in boxes up in the studio space right now. I won’t be doing much of that for a while I’m sure, so I’m trying to get as much done before she comes as I can. Erick’s been wonderful, taking care of the “man jobs” around the house, as well as some of the “woman jobs” too, plus taking care of me, which is no easy task!

I had my baby shower this past weekend, and it was absolutely wonderful. My mom and aunts did a beautiful job, and there were lots of family and friends to help celebrate the coming arrival of Miss Sofia.

If you’ll allow me to be the emotional pregnant lady here for a moment…

While most of what I publish online tends to be light-hearted, occasionally sarcastic, and often fun, I am totally a mush ball. And the truth is, I am 35 years old and was truly worried that I would never be blessed with a child of my own blood. For 10 years, I had a horrible doctor who kept telling me to hurry up and have kids so he could take my uterus (for cancer prevention), and I honestly thought that my time was totally running out. Yet amidst a bunch of sadness, disappointment, and loss – we were blessed to discover that I was indeed carrying a baby! It’s impossible not to feel renewed and hopeful as her arrival date comes nearer and nearer. :) I get teary every day just thinking about her, and I know I’m going to be bawling my eyes out when they hold her up for me to see the moment she takes her first breath… this has truly been an amazing, wonderful experience for me – one that I thought I’d never get to have.

Okay, there now. :) Time to get back to business!

So what I’m saying is that I’ve got lots of things planned for the rest of the year, and my goal is to try to work on as much of it as possible, knowing that I’ll be lucky to get to 5% of it, with a new baby in my life. But I’m going to try! So please, stay tuned and enjoy!

 

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